Please note this version of The Snowman is orchestrated for string quintet
Stories Set To Music with Dance
Toscana Strings introduce the string family to the audience and the concept of ballet.
Toscana Strings explains about word painting and how music can help tell a story by creating different sounds and effects. They then play a few sections of The Snowman music to demonstrate this for example the little boy making big footprints in the snow and the revving of the motorbike engine. The audience is encourage to use their imaginations when listening to the music to paint pictures in their minds.
The audience is then taught a series of dance moves to the iconic theme of We're Walking in the Air.
Toscana Strings and Laura then perform the story and ask the audience to join in during We're Walking in the Air.
Laura started dancing at the age of eight at a local dance school in the United Kingdom. Taking part in various productions and youth dance performances her love of performing became undeniable. At the age of 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. During her time at RBS, she was frequently chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and also with Birmingham Royal Ballet for their UK tours. She was offered a contract to join Birmingham Royal Ballet at age 18.
During her 20-year professional career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, she performed in a variety of ballets, dance festivals, and galas in prestigious international venues around the world. Regularly performing in Tokyo, Beijing, New York, and London. She also had two daughters while continuing to progress and reach the rank of Soloist.